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College of St Elizabeth alumnae and friends pledge support for Maasai girls

An Emusoi book signing event was held by City of Silver author Pat King and David Clark in their New York apartment on Friday December 4th.

Pat King became a champion of the Emusoi girls when she discovered that both she and Emusoi Centre director, Sister Mary Vertucci, are alumnae of the College of St Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey. “Women who studied at St Elizabeth’s stick together,” Pat told me. “The friends I made at college are friends for life.”

Among the 30 guests at the event was Sister Jacqueline Burns SC, President Emerita of the college (1981-97). Sister Jacqui, herself widely respected for her intellect and devotion to the poor, paid tribute to the work done by Sister Mary to transform the lives of hundreds of young Maasai women through education. “I am so proud that Sister Mary is putting into practice the ethos of service that lies at the heart St Elizabeth’s mission,” she said.

Other guests bought generous numbers of Emusoi copies. They pledged support for Sister Mary’s work and undertook to spread the word about an inspirational place in the heart of Maasailand where the crucial role played by women’s education in the fight against world poverty is not just a theory, but a reality.

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December 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm 3 comments


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